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Daily Mail – Great Britain

Video shows drunken woman stumbling on railtracks at Woking station

Horrifying footage showed the female tottering around and narrowly avoiding electrocution from the live third rail at Woking station. Panicked staff managed to pull her onto the platform.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 6:29 am

Women having sex changes on the NHS are also receiving free IVF

At least three British men who were born female are ‘on the brink’ of becoming parents using IVF techniques, according to a top doctor.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 6:10 am

Hot air balloon carrying 16 people catches fire and crashes in Texas 

Sixteen people were killed when a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Lockhart, Texas, officials said. Pictured, the pilot, who has been identified as Skip Nichols.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 6:06 am

Jilly Cooper plans new soccer-based bonkbuster called Tackle!

Her tales of sexual intrigue among upper-class horsey circles have set readers’ pulses galloping. But novelist Jilly Cooper (pictured) is switching her attentions from the polo field to the football pitch.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 5:16 am

Met chief warns new UK terror atrocity ‘is a case of when not if’

SIR BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE says Britain’s threat level has been at ‘Severe’ for two years. He says that extra soldiers are being trained ready to supplement numbers during an attack.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 5:04 am

Baroness Scotland of Asthal posted a photo with Lord Patel of Bradford

The Baroness Scotland of Asthal sparked criticism after posting a photo with her old friend Lord Patel of Bradford, who is leading an ‘independent’ efficiency review of her department.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 5:03 am

From Maxine Peake’s Hamlet to Glenda Jackson’s Lear, the final proof that women DO run the Shakespeare show

The traditional dominance of men in UK theatre is being overturned as women are set to play some of Shakespeare’s most famous male characters across Britain this year.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 5:01 am

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC – Great Britain

Turkey’s President Erdogan seeks to rein in spy agency after coup

Turkey’s president wants to close the nation’s military academies and directly control the spy agency and the military chief of staff after a failed coup.

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:42 am

Rio 2016: IOC panel to have final say on Russian athletes’ participation

The IOC says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 11:14 pm

Armenia police officer killed amid hostage crisis

A police officer is shot dead in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, during a stand-off with an armed group barricaded inside a police station.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 9:15 pm

Pope Francis visits predecessor John Paul II’s shrine

Thousands attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at a church dedicated to the late Polish Pope John Paul II in the city of Krakow.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 8:33 pm

Belgium charges man with planned terror attack

One of two brothers arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation is charged with attempting to commit “terrorist murder”.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:42 pm

Russia cyber attack: Large hack ‘hits government’

A “professional” cyber attack hits Russian government bodies, the country’s intelligence service says.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 3:12 pm

France church attack: Kermiche friend ‘detained before assault’

The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 1:45 pm

NPR – United States

Volleyball Plus Soccer Makes Footvolley

Footvolley is a sport played like it sounds: A volleyball is kicked around like soccer with no hands. The U.S. and other countries are sending teams to Brazil, but it’s not an Olympic sport yet.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 9:01 pm

This Week In Hacks: The Democrats, Russia And Trump

Cybersecurity experts say some evidence points to Russia in a series of hacks on the Democratic Party. Russian officials and Donald Trump both weighed in on the recent hacks as well.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 9:01 pm

#NPRreads: These 3 Stories Are A Real Catch

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 2:03 pm

Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 1:59 pm

Do Putin And Trump Really Have Something To Gain From One Another?

Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, NPR’s Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 12:44 pm

Travel NIghtmare: Monkey Business

In the latest story from listeners about their Travel Nightmares, Susan Ford Hoffert tells us about a monkey attack in South Africa.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 12:44 pm

2,200-Year-Oly Mummy Shows Unhealthy Ancient Egyptians

A 2,200 year old mummy that recently went on display in Israel turned out to be a pretty unhealthy guy.

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 12:44 pm

The Jerusalem Post – Israel

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Voice of America – US Government

WHO Chief Going to Olympics, Says Zika Risk Low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

Nearly half a million people are expected to visit for the Games, many from the United States. Worries about security, the Zika virus and an economic crisis could deter travelers, with just under a third of event tickets as yet unsold.

Brazil has been hardest hit by the disease outbreak, and…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 1:04 am

Special Panel to Decide Eligibility of Russian Olympic Athletes

The International Olympic Committee has established a special three-member panel to decide which Russian athletes will be permitted to compete in the Summer Olympics, which open August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

The IOC’s executive board announced the move Saturday in its final regular meeting before opening ceremonies.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the panel would rule on the eligibility of Russian athletes cleared of doping accusations by individual sports federations and approved by…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:56 am

Pokemon GO Players Robbed at Gunpoint in London Park

Three teenagers playing the hit game Pokemon GO have been robbed at gunpoint in a north London park and forced to hand over their mobile phones, British police said on Saturday.

Armed robberies are rare in Britain and police said they were hunting three suspects thought to be aged around 16 or 17 in relation to the incident on Tuesday evening.

While one suspect demanded that the three teenagers hand over their phones, a second revealed what the police said was a handgun from his…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:54 am

US Economy Expected to Pick Up After Weak Growth in Spring

A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the Great Recession ended seven years ago. Businesses pared their stockpiling and investment through the spring. But consumers – the heart of the U.S. economy – kept spending.

Most economists foresee faster, if still modest, growth the rest of this year.

The Commerce Department’s report Friday showed that gross domestic product – the broadest gauge of the economy -…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:48 am

Trump Responds to Criticism From Late Veteran’s Father

In an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention this week, Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, praised his son and criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Khan said that under Trump’s proposed immigration policies, his family would never have been allowed to come to the U.S. and that Trump, during his life, has “sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Trump responded to Khan in an interview Saturday with ABC…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:17 am

JK Rowling Hopes Harry Potter Play Goes Global

London is under Harry Potter’s spell once more — and J.K. Rowling hopes the rest of the world will eventually follow.

The stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” had its gala opening Saturday in London’s West End and is already the theater event of the year.

Rowling joined director John Tiffany, playwright Jack Thorne and the cast onstage to receive a raucous standing ovation at the end of the two-part show at London’s Palace Theatre, where it’s…

Posted on 31 July 2016 @ 12:15 am

From Fertile Crescent to Crescent City: Book Details Immigrant’s Journey

A mainstay in Lebanon for more than five decades, the respected Al-Kafaat Foundation stems from the success of Habib Shwayri, who emigrated to the United States, settled in Louisiana and defied the odds to build a clothing empire and make a fortune.

That journey and the transformative ripple effect it had are the subject of a new book, Beirut on the Bayou, by his grandson, Raif Shwayri. How it all played out makes for a fascinating story.

In 1902, Habib Shwayri arrived in Ellis Island…

Posted on 30 July 2016 @ 11:15 pm


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